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The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adopted a $500 million spending package for the Green Climate Fund late last week before Senators departed for the July 4th recess. The GCF is a fund within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change founded as a mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
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As I reflected on the results of the grand jury, I could not help but think about two speeches offered at this year's Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. The Teach-In's main stage has always been a space for prophetic voices to offer challenging reflections on key justice issues. This year did not disappoint, especially when it came to engaging a key topic facing our nation, including Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes across the country.
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In what is estimated to be the largest Catholic advocacy day of the year, more than 1,200 individuals will go to Capitol Hill on Monday, November 9 to urge members of Congress to address the moral issues raised by Pope Francis during his recent visit to the U.S., including climate change and immigration. The day of advocacy is part of the 18th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) on November 7-9 in Washington, D.C., a national social justice gathering of predominately students and young adults affiliated with U.S. Jesuit institutions and the larger Catholic Church.